make up sth definition, meaning - what is make up sth in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “make up sth”

See all translations

make up sth

phrasal verb with make uk   us   /meɪk/ verb (made, made)
to form a particular thing, amount, or number as a whole: Car accident victims make up almost a quarter of the hospital's patients. The book is made up of a number of different articles.
Translations of “make up sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 組成,構成…
in Russian составлять (часть от целого)…
in Turkish oluşturmak, meydana getirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组成,构成…
in Polish stanowić coś…
(Definition of make up sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of make up sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “make up sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More